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Tel: 01983 403883

Isle of Wight Zoo,Yaverland Seafront
Sandown, Isle of Wight
PO36 8QB

Home educators day information and resources

Home educators’ day information

Venue: Isle of Wight Zoo, Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016

Zoo opening hours: 10am to 5.30pm

: Parking is free in the zoo’s car park. You must collect a free parking pass from entrance staff.
Please note we are unable to refund any money used in the parking meters

Cost: Home educated children can attend this event for the same rate as IW schoolchildren who have an educational visit with their class. Accompanying parents/guardians will be granted a 50% discount on the normal IW residents’ admission price.
This works out at £6.25 per child and £4.00 per adult.
This price is only applicable for 8th June 2016.
IOW Zoo members can attend the event free of charge.

Classroom sessions:

There will be three classroom sessions during the day (plus an informal drop-in session), each aimed at a different age group. However these ages are just guides and you are welcome to bring your children to one aimed at older or younger children if you feel that is more appropriate. These sessions will take place in the Education Centre.
Time            Topic                Age guide
10.30 to 11.15    Skeletons            6 to 9 years

11.30 to 12.15    Adaptation            10 to 12 years

13.00 to 13.45    Endangered animals    over 12 years

14.00 to 16.00    Casual drop-in session    all ages
Education staff will be available to chat and to try to answer  your questions. There will also be some artefacts to view and perhaps to handle.

Public presentations:
There will be a full programme of public presentations throughout the day and you are welcome to go along to as many or as few as you like. The presentation programme will be displayed on the central zoo noticeboard, just outside the cafe.

Self-guided activities:
When we receive your booking form we will email you a resource pack of self-guided activities. Simply choose those that appeal to you, print them off and bring them along with you to the zoo.

The National Poo Museum
The museum is located in part of the old fort and can only be accessed from inside the zoo. There is no additional charge for visiting the museum.

The main toilet block (including disabled facility and baby changing) is in Lemurland. There is also a disabled toilet and baby changing in the cafe.
Our cafe serves hot and cold food throughout the day.
All areas of the site are wheelchair accessible.
The shop has a wide range of souvenirs at pocket money prices.

If you would like any more information or if you have any questions please contact the zoo’s Education and Conservation Manager, Tracy Dove: email :

You can telephone on 01983 403883 (Ext 4) but you may need to leave a message, as the education team is busy out on site for most of the day.

Home educators day booking form & downloadable resources

Booking form-Home Educators Day.docx

Adaptation and Variation food and feeding.pdf
Animal passport.pdf
Conservation in Madagascar.pdf
Fur, feathers and scales.pdf
Take a closer look.pdf
The Great Conservation Challenge.pdf
Trophic level worksheet.pdf
White tigers.pdf
Whose baby ANSWER SHEET.pdf
Whose baby.pdf
Zoo Detective Quiz.pdf